appeal US English

Make a serious or urgent request, typically to the public

appear US English

Come into sight; become visible or noticeable, typically without visible agent or apparent cause

application US English

A formal request to an authority for something

apply US English

Make a formal application or request

approach US English

Come near or nearer to (someone or something) in distance

area US English

A region or part of a town, a country, or the world

argue US English

Give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one’s view

argument US English

An exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one

arm US English

Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand

around US English

Located or situated on every side

arrive US English

Reach a place at the end of a journey or a stage in a journey

art US English

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power

article US English

A particular item or object, typically one of a specified type

artist US English

A person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby

as US English

Used in comparisons to refer to the extent or degree of something

ask US English

Say something in order to obtain an answer or some information

associate US English

Connect (someone or something) with something else in one’s mind

assume US English

Suppose to be the case, without proof

at US English

Expressing location or arrival in a particular place or position

attack US English

Take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force, typically in a battle or war

attempt US English

Make an effort to achieve or complete (something, typically a difficult task or action)

attend US English

Be present at (an event, meeting, or function)

attention US English

Notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important

audience US English

The assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or meeting

author US English

A writer of a book, article, or report

authority US English

The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience

available US English

Able to be used or obtained; at someone’s disposal

average US English

A number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number

avoid US English

Keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something)

award US English

Give or order the giving of (something) as an official payment, compensation, or prize to (someone)

away US English

To or at a distance from a particular place, person, or thing

back US English

The rear surface of the human body from the shoulders to the hips

bad US English

Of poor quality; inferior or defective

ball US English

A solid or hollow sphere or ovoid, especially one that is kicked, thrown, or hit in a game

band US English

A flat, thin strip or loop of material put around something, typically to hold it together or to decorate it

bank US English

The land alongside or sloping down to a river or lake

bar US English

A long rod or rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon

base US English

The lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported

basis US English

The underlying support or foundation for an idea, argument, or process

battle US English

A sustained fight between large, organized armed forces

be US English


beat US English

Strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or injure them, usually with an implement such as a club or whip

because US English

For the reason that; since

become US English

Begin to be

before US English

During the period of time preceding (a particular event, date, or time)

begin US English

Start; perform or undergo the first part of (an action or activity)

behavior US English

The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others

behind US English

At or to the far side of (something), typically so as to be hidden by it

believe US English

Accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of

benefit US English

An advantage or profit gained from something

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